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      12-17-2012, 11:10 PM   #23
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I ordered everything to do this to my tan interior... I hate tan, but I think I cannot change the seats color only, so I have to stick in repainting it tan

I love the red and black interior... Red and tan is not working.
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      12-18-2012, 12:20 AM   #24
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that looks great... wonder how it will hold up over time
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      12-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #25
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it should last at least 2 years like it did on my m3 before i traded it in. i'm only planning on keeping the 335i until the F32 gets all of it's 1st couple model year kinks worked out, then it'll be traded
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Didn't know this was even possible and look so OEM. Great job!
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Very nice job, i have always been a huge fan of cinnamon interior, had it oem on my lsb e46 m3

Also I just moved back to sarasota, can you recommend any indy shops in the area for maintenance work?

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I like Swanson's on 301 and Tallavast. I used to live up on University Parkway, but now I live in Palmer Ranch; I haven't looked into a shop yet down in south Sarasota.

two more pics in 'ok' lighting.
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Alright, and how long will it take to cure?
can you paint door panels also?
Yes the door panels will be done soon. Cure time is approx 48hrs according to the DIY I read, but in reality it's really more of a 1-2weeks. You may use the seats, just use parchment paper to avoid contacting the surface for extended periods of time.
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almost done, another couple days of cure time before taking off the parchment paper and then wet sanding to remove some of the shine so far so good
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I ordered everything to do this to my tan interior... I hate tan, but I think I cannot change the seats color only, so I have to stick in repainting it tan

I love the red and black interior... Red and tan is not working.
you could do tan interior with reddish-brown seats and door inserts ala 6series grand coupe's individual interior option.
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you could do tan interior with reddish-brown seats and door inserts ala 6series grand coupe's individual interior option.
I saw that... But I already dyed all the interior, it looks awesome now... Thanks anyway
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That's hot! I don't have time to do it tho, any idea if a paint shop would do it? Or anyone bored enough to make some side money.....
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almost done, another couple days of cure time before taking off the parchment paper and then wet sanding to remove some of the shine so far so good
hey bringing back an old thread but i have a question. how close is that cinnamon color compared to the actual OEM color? im asking because i just got coral red interior and i want to dye the bottom half of my dash in red also but i want it to match as close as possible. the f30's dash are dyed so why not dye my e92 right?
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Wow!!!! Impressive. I've been looking for red interior for a long time. This could be another route. Thanks for sharing.
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hey bringing back an old thread but i have a question. how close is that cinnamon color compared to the actual OEM color? im asking because i just got coral red interior and i want to dye the bottom half of my dash in red also but i want it to match as close as possible. the f30's dash are dyed so why not dye my e92 right?
It should be pretty close, so long as the original OEM "paint" hasn't faded too much. Red is a weak dye though, so you may need multiple light layers so prevent a shinney finish, and to prevent the black from underneath from showing through to contaminate the color. You have to get all of the grease or any chemicals that are currently on the dash off, otherwise the paint will never stick properly and will peel over time.

I really want to do my M3 the same cinnamon color now that I look at these older pics
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It should be pretty close, so long as the original OEM "paint" hasn't faded too much. Red is a weak dye though, so you may need multiple light layers so prevent a shinney finish, and to prevent the black from underneath from showing through to contaminate the color. You have to get all of the grease or any chemicals that are currently on the dash off, otherwise the paint will never stick properly and will peel over time.

I really want to do my M3 the same cinnamon color now that I look at these older pics
you did an amazing job no doubt about it, looks factory to me, maybe ill just spend some money and just get my dash and center console wrapped in leather
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i did this in my g35 when i had it




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^^ great job!, perf. leather is definitely more challenging to do!
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^^ great job!, perf. leather is definitely more challenging to do!
yea it is

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